AstraZeneca, Figliuolo: “Italy vaccine plan readjusted”

AstraZeneca, Figliuolo: “Italy vaccine plan readjusted”
AstraZeneca, Figliuolo: “Italy vaccine plan readjusted”

After the latest news from the EMA on the AstraZeneca anti covid vaccine and the link with rare thrombosis, Italy readjusts its vaccination plan based on the AIFA recommendation on over 60 and second dose. But the goal of 500 thousand doses per day, the extraordinary commissioner for the coronavirus emergency Francesco Paolo Figliuolo assures during his visit to the Macerata hub, “does not change”.

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“I just wanted to say a few words about AstraZeneca, about this story that I hope will end. The EMA – the commissioner explained to the audience – said it is a safe vaccine. Italy, our scientists, then Aifa, the council superior of Health, the Higher Institute of Health, the Ministry of Health, acknowledging what our neighbors have done, so Germany, Belgium, France and Spain, have decided to make a recommendation, saying that it is desirable to l ‘inoculation of this vaccine to over 60s and also saying that the second dose is safe “.

“So: whoever made the first will do the second of AstraZeneca, as reported by Ema – he added -. I am not a scientist and I limit myself to reporting what has been done by my structure, by me with all the other actors. in the field and readjust the plan. The target does not change so we must reach 500,000 doses by the end of the month, however, from today we have opened the audience from 60 years upwards“.

The second doses of AstraZeneca – reiterates Figliuolo – go to those who have already done the first. The other doses will go to people between 60 and 79 years old, an audience of 13 million 275 thousand possible users, of which two million 270 thousand have already received a first dose. The target is this and the inflow of doses is consistent with this target. This quarter and next, 30 million doses of AstraZeneca will arrive, covering this target. “

“The important thing now is to restore confidence to everyone and get vaccinated. If we can complete the over 80s and the frail, how well it is doing here, we will be able to open up to the productive classes. Our territories have suffered. This is a territory of made in Italy and we must bring made in Italy back to the world and we must reopen “, underlined the commissioner.

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